Last Updated on November 10, 2014 by Heather Hart, ACSM EP
I don’t even know where to begin with this one. For those of you that haven’t heard yet, the 2010 13th annual Myrtle Beach Marathon and half marathon were canceled due to snow. About 3-4 inches to be exact, none of which was accumulated on the roads by race morning.
Much of the course is only “closed” off by plastic orange cones separating the traffic from the runners and the cars…likely full of drivers who are inexperienced in driving in these conditions. Now that everyone is safe and no one was plowed over by a car possibly hydroplaning across some slush, it is very easy for people to say that this was a ridiculous decision and that the bad drivers should have just “stayed off the roads” (yes I actually saw that comment). I wonder what the forums and comments would be saying if and unfortunate situation did happen and a car blew through the middle of the pack taking out who knows how many people. YES a little slush is nothing to bat an eye at up North. Down here, people can’t even drive in the rain, never mind the snow. It is what it is.
We had a great rest of the weekend, and all of those details will come in part two. I bought bike, and I’m entirely too giddy about it 🙂